How often you try to laugh? What are the shows you watch and laugh? And forget all the stress and tiredness. This next person on our list is one of the best comedians of all time. If you are a fan of The Cosby show, then he is no stranger to you. Bill Cosby is one of the huge public figures in the show business. He was born on 12th July 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cosby is a well known American stand-up comedian, author, musician, and actor. He has a very warming six decades of a long career. In 2018 he was convicted and imprisoned for sex offenses.
Married to Camille Hanks for more than 5 decades
Bill started dating Camille back in the 1960s at that time, both were in their struggling phases of life. It was a blind date that was set by their close friends. After dating for a year, the couple shared their wedding vows on January 25, 1964.
The pair are known to one of the dedicated couples in the industry because their nuptial relationship span is more than the age of the many hit celebrities of today. The pair has been married for more than 55 years.
Thanks to their love and passion for one another. However, many ups and downs have knocked on the door of the couple but are still engaged, and there is no sign of separation regarding the couple.
Who is Bill Cosby's wife, Camille Hanks?
Bill's wife Camille is also one of the known public figures. She is an American author, philanthropist, and television author. The 75 years old television personality has been one of the prime people for Bill's success.
In The Cosby Show's character, Clair Huxtable was based on her character. Camille was raised in Maryland by her parents alongside with other three siblings. She is a cousin of Nancy Hanks Lincoln who is the mother of the United States Presided Abraham Lincoln and also a distant cousin of famous actor Tom Hanks.
Bill Cosby's Family, Children, and Grand Children
The pair have been married for so long period of time. Their impressive nuptial relationship leads them to share 5 children. All of the children of the couple has a remarkable talent. Their eldest child, Erika Cosby was born in 1965. She is a contemporary American painter and was an adjunct professor of Art at New York University from 2012-2014.
Second child Erin was born in after one year in 1966. The couple's one and only son Ennis Cosby was born on 15th April 1969. Tragically he later died on January 16, 1997, and the reason for his death was murder. Ennis was murdered near Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. Mikhail Markhase, an 18-year-old kid shot him in his head.
Their fourth child Ensa Cosby was born was in 1973. At the age of 45, she died due to renal disease while looking for a kidney transplant, and the last child is Evin Cosby who was born in 1976. Furthermore, the pair has three grandchildren.
The net worth of Bill Cosby. How rich is Bill?
Bill Cosby has an estimated net worth of $400 Million. He has collected all the net worth throughout his career. Being one of the talented and hardworking personalities, he used to get paid a great amount of remuneration. In his recent show, The Cosby Show reportedly paid him impressively $4 Million per episode wow isn't it great?
The Cosby Show is one of the most successful sitcoms of all time because it ran from 1984 to 1992 and it became one of only two sitcoms to remain at the top of the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive seasons, Beside that he has endorsement arrangements with brands like Jell-O and Coca-Cola. During his time, he was known as one of the best comedians in the world.
Today every comedian in the world who is famous or not they are somehow inspired by this person. His starred movie I Spy, which was released in 1965, earned the box office collection of $50,732,945. Additionally, throughout his so much long career, he has been surely paid a good amount of remuneration.
Bill Cosby's Houses, Cars and Plane
He is also rumored to have his private jet; previously he has been photographed on a private jet which is Gulfstream jet. In 1990, the Los Angeles Times reported the previous owner of the plane was SAH Enterprises Inc., which refers to Cosby's Santa Monica-based personal services corporation. Additionally, he has two Santa Monica properties which value is estimated at $26 million combined.
One of his properties includes a two-story, 8,6668-square-foot building, which is located at the corner of Main and hill valued at $20 Million. He also owns property at Marine Street which market value is $5.7 Million currently using as a parking lot. In September 2015, he sold his house at 3008 Main St. for $11.8 Million due to being involved in a sexual assault scandal.
The net worth of Bill Cosby's wife, Camille Hanks
Bill's wife Camille Hanks has an estimated net worth of $20 Million. Being one of the top managers and producer, she has gained all of her net worth throughout his career apart from his world-famous husband Bill's net worth. Everyone has been saying that Bill's huge career success is due to Camille Yeah! Someone has truly stated that Behind every man's success their a woman.
Additionally, she has also earned her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. She is a longtime business manager of her husband and has been involved in producing many Bills songs albums, shows, and movies, which include Mr. Sapolsky, Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years, With Love, Fat Albert and many more.
Bill Cosby's Awards, Honors and Recognition
The 82 years old comedian has one of the outstanding careers. Having engaged in the show business for so much longer period of time he has won almost everything in his life. Some of the prime awards that have been won by Bill Cosby which involves his movies and music career, are enlisted below.
Starting from his early career, Bill has won Grammy Award as Best Comedy Performance in more than 10 shows, which include I Started Out as a Child Wonderfulness, Revenge, Sports and many more. Remembering his Emmys and Golden Globe Awards, he has won 4 Primetime Emmys Awards and two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor.
Awards apart from the TV show business
In 2002, he has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush and was listed in the Molefi Kete Asante book like The 100 Greatest African Americans. In 2010 he received the National Football Foundation's Gold Medal and Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy Memorial.
Furthermore, he has won around 70 honorary degrees since 1985 and Most of them have been revoked due to his engaging in conviction and allegations of sexual assault.
Sexual assault and other criminal activities
Having such a great career, he also has been engaged in one of the highlighted scandals in the world. He has been accused of sexual battery, sexual misconduct, child sexual abuse, and many more. According to some of the accusers, the alleged incidents has been started from back in 1965 to 2008.
Bill has been sentenced up to 10 years in prison. In April 2008, he was found guilty of three aggravated indecent assaults for sexually assaulting and drugging Andrea Constand at his home in a Philadelphia suburb back in 2004. On that note, more than five other Cosby accusers testified as prior bad acts witnesses and said that he has also assaulted and drugged them decades ago.
Celebrities like Charlotte Laws also revealed that Bill has drugged and assaulted one of her friends, Sandy and had sex with her. Furthermore, Gloria Allred who is an American women's rights attorney has also represented 33 alleged victims against Bill.
Is Bill Cosby Sentenced to Prison?
Being found out of guilty Bill was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison with a $25,000 fine plus court cost of both trials. After a detail investigation and collecting all the data against him, he moved to SCI Phoenix in Pennsylvania, where he was limited to a single cell back on 25th September 2018.
Later he was moved to the general population on January 28, 2019. As for now, he has been hit with a $2.75 Million bill after losing dispute as a response he challenged a California arbitration award that upheld nearly $7 Million of a $9 Million bill submitted by just one firm in the run-up to his first sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania back in 2017.
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